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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Indypublish.Com
Publication date October 12, 2007
Pages 432
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781435360297
ISBN-10 143536029X
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $38.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is the second and final novel by the English author Anne Brontë. It was first published in 1848 under the pseudonym Acton Bell. Probably the most shocking of the Brontës' novels, it had an instant and phenomenal success, but after Anne's death her sister Charlotte prevented its re-publication. The novel is framed as a series of letters from Gilbert Markham to his friend and brother-in-law about the events leading to his meeting his wife. A mysterious young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall, an Elizabethan mansion which has been empty for many years, with her young son and servant. She lives there in strict seclusion under the assumed name Helen Graham and very soon finds herself the victim of local slander. Refusing to believe anything scandalous about her, Gilbert Markham, a young farmer, discovers her dark secrets. In her diary, Helen writes about her husband's physical and moral decline through alcohol, and the world of debauchery and cruelty from which she has fled. This novel of marital betrayal is set within a moral framework tempered by Anne's optimistic belief in universal salvation. This is a Green Bird Publication of a quality paperback.

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